First National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) - Republic of Zambia
By ratifying the Convention on Biological Diversity, Zambia has committed herself to fulfilling its objectives and recognises that a Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (BSAP) is necessary in order to guide the country's future activities intended to achieve the objectives of the CBD in line with biodiversity conservation and usage.
The six main goals of the NBSAP are to:
- Ensure the conservation of the full range of Zambia's natural ecosystems through a network of protected areas;
- Conserve the genetic diversity of zambia's crops and livestock;
- Improve the legal and institutional framework and human resources to implement the strategies for conservation, sustainable use and equitable sharing of benefits from biodiversity management;
- Sustainably manage and use Zambia's biological resources;
- Develop an appropriate legal framework and the needed human resources to minimise the risks of the use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO's).